Friday, September 19, 2008

The leaning tower of the Mangeshi Temple, Goa, India

Note added by the original photographer says that the leaning tower of the Mangeshi Temple, Goa, India was visited by them on August 9, 2006.

He adds that Goa is home to many famous temples built around the 11th and 12 centuries. More info on this temple can be obtained from their official website

"The title is just tongue-in-cheek, the tower appears to lean because of an optical illusion. I had to lean the camera a bit from one corner of the temple compound to get the entire structure in the field of view", he adds further.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Mahatma Gandhi statue

Mahatma Gandhi statue
Mahatma Gandhi statue, originally uploaded by Arpana.

Mahatma Gandhi statue at Pondicherry beach, India shot from the moving bus by Arpana. Click on the photo to view the enlarged image and also some of the finest photos on Flickr uploaded by Arpana.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Children of Heaven

Children of Heaven
children of heaven, originally uploaded by Arpana.

Shadows of flying birds at Somnath Temple

Shadows of flying birds at Somnath Temple
Shadows Of Flying Birds, originally uploaded by Arpana.

Shadows Of Flying Birds: Somnath Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva and one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India, was built in gold by Lord Soma (Moon). The temple was destroyed seven times and it rose to its splendid glory through the hands of Hindus, like a Phoenix bird. Somnath Temple is situated at Somnath on the shores of the Arabian Sea, on the western coast of Gujarat.

Big Shiva

Big Shiva
Big Shiva, originally uploaded by Arpana.

Big shiva statue of 85 ft near to Nageshwar near Dwarka in Gujarat is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga Shrines of Shiva. Lord Krishna Himself used to worship it and perform Rudrabhishekam. It is located on the route between Dwarka and the Bet Dwarka Island, on the coast of Saurashtra in Gujarat. The Rudra Samhita sloka refers to Nageshwar with the phrase 'Daarukaavane Naagesham'.

Sculpture, Sri Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple

Stone carving at the entrance of Sri Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple - the temple is a blend of the Kerala and Dravidian styles of architecture. It is known for its mural paintings and stone carvings.

Pillyarpatti Sri Karpaga Vinayagar Temple

Sri Karpaga Vinayakar temple is situated in Pillayarpatti, Tamilnadu, India. Pillaiyarpatti is named after 'Pillayar' - the Tamil name for Ganesa.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Tata Nano, Singur, Kolkata

Tata Nano, Singur, Kolkata
nano,kolkata,singur, originally uploaded by udayshankar17.

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নইলে রতন বাই-বাই !

Shiva-Vishnu temple in South Florida

Shiva Vishnu Temple situated in South West Ranches, Florida, USA.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Bharachukki water falls

Bharachukki water falls
water falls.., originally uploaded by srini_g2003.

Bharachukki water falls, Karnataka, India - digital blending from two exposures.

Trekking to Tadiyandamol, Koorg

No tears, dim the sweet look that nature wears: while trekking to Tadiyandamol, Koorg, Karnataka, India.

Lonely tree at Koorg

Lonely tree at Koorg, Karnataka
KOORG 055, originally uploaded by vijay.pothireddy.